Dinners in my home have become lighter and lighter these days, and that's because summer this year has come with mighty power! The days are so hot out there, that all I want to do is drink lots of water and eat foods that are the opposite of hot.Soups, baked potatoes and casseroles are out for a while, but salads and light proteins are in for the win! Salads and grilled proteins feel light to me when I have them for lunch and dinner; not only do they feel refreshing and filling, but they are also super healthy for me and are able to give my body lots of great needed nutrients. And summer can grow some great seasonal fruits and vegetables that only make our salads taste THAT much better, by being juicy and full of flavor. Here is a small list of my favorite summer produce:

  • peaches
  • plums
  • nectarines
  • figs
  • cherries
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • blackberries
  • grapes
  • watermelon
  • summer squash
  • jalapeno peppers
  • bell peppers
  • beets
  • zucchini
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers

This very colorful salad I am sharing with you today is one that I prepared this weekend for my family, and let me tell you, it was summer's cold-meal perfection. It was so light, so refreshing and so satisfying; we devoured every last bite. Hope you love it too!

Enjoy this wonderful summer weather and all of the wonderful fresh produce it brings! XO

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Mariel Lewis

I'm an avid blogger passionate about health, fitness, and food! I love cooking with natural ingredients. This passion drives me to dream up fun culinary creations that not only nourish the body but taste great! Eating healthy doesn't have to be a drag, try some of my Amazing Foodie recipes and let me know what you think! :)